Almond Butter Cake

Recipe by Steve_G
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Combine eggs, extract and 1/4 of the sour cream in a small bowl.
  • Cut butter into chunks.
  • Put remaining sour cream in another small bowl.
  • allow all ingredients to come to room temperature while you prepare a 9" springform pan, line bottom with parchment, grease and flour.
  • You can use a 9x2" round pan as well, but it will be a bit more difficult to unmold the cake.
  • Toast almonds in a 350 degree F oven for 7-8 minutes, cool then grind fine, (I use a bag and rolling pin)-- if using dry measuring cups be sure to grind first then measure.
  • Sift all dry ingredients into the workbowl of your mixer and mix on low speed for 30 seconds to combine.
  • Add softened butter and sour cream, mix on low to combine, scrape bowl, beat on medium (med-high for a hand mixer) for 90 seconds.
  • This will aerate the cake and give it structure.
  • Scrape the bowl down and in two additions add the egg mixture, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.
  • Scrape the bowl one last time and give it a couple pulses.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, (rotate pan 180 degrees after 25 mins) a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean and the top of the cake will spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes, remove sides of pan and allow to cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  • Cake can be sliced and filled with chocolate ganache and/or frosted with any butter cream.
  • It's delicous slightly warm with just a dusting of powdered sugar too!